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Spring 2017 fashion trends are big and bold

Alison's favs of this spring’s fashion trends!

It’s spring! Time to put those 2017 spring fashion trends to work. If you have stayed on top of the latest styles, you know as well as I that 2017 spring trends are signalling a major shift. Be prepared for bolder prints and colours and well…a major wardrobe disruption! If you adore 80s glam, you are in luck. This season sees some trends that could have been inspired by your favourite 80s dance movie. This, alongside trench coats and bath robes, and I’d say we have stepped away from the minimalist styles that have led 2017 thus far.

Following are eight of my favs for this spring’s fashion trends. Pair these with a supersize bag and oversized earrings, and you are all set!

Pink Invasion
It looks like pink is the colour of the season. Choose to layer different hues or colour block with a statement piece. As long as you’re in pink, you can’t go wrong!

A New Twist on the Button Down
The classic white shirt is now anything but boring. Keep an eye out for new incarnations of this fashion staple. Designers have experimented with proportions and styles to create a button down like you’ve never seen.

Flower Power
Bold blooms play a big role in fashion this spring. Eye-popping florals will energize and revitalize your wardrobe.

The New Trench Coat
The trench is back and it is better than ever. You may have tossed yours aside, but you are sure to love this season’s iterations. This spring, the khaki trench coat will become one of your most fashion-forward, functional pieces.

80s Return
The 70s dominated many seasons ahead of this one, but this season’s designs are dominated with puffed up sleeves, over-sized and puffed up sleeves, sleeve slits, and single shoulder cut outs. The glam vibes of the 80s are back. 

The Evening Robe
It’s true. Robes are one of this season’s hottest trends. You will see everything from laid back to evening ready. I agree, an evening out in a robe does sound odd, but I’m intrigued.

Stripes are big this season, and they are big and bold. We see some play on the stripe every season, but this season stripes are really making statements.

Slogan Tees
Slogan tees are back and making a big impact on the runway. Everything from political commentary to literary declarations, who doesn’t love a good slogan tee?